Interstate 5 reopens over pass

The Siskiyou Pass is now open, but drivers on their way to California could still face a lengthy wait before crossing the border, officials said.

The summit was opened at 5 p.m., after snowy conditions shut it down for four hours this afternoon.

About two feet of snow fell on the pass in a short time, said Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Gary Leaming.

ODOT officials are letting groups of 50 vehicles move through the pass with five minute gaps between them in order to avoid a traffic jam, Leaming said.

The full chain requirement remains in place, Leaming said.

— Chris Conrad

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